Bolsius Netherlands announces the passing of John Barthorpe

John BarthorpeIt is with great sadness that Bolsius Nederland B.V. has announced the death of John Barthorpe, the company’s sales manager for UK & Ireland at Bolsius UK Ltd, who died this week after a period of illness.

Even during the time he was unwell, John continued to run the UK business in his usual quiet, unassuming and efficiently successful style, the company statement notes.

John (pictured) joined the company in 2012 and was instrumental in markedly growing the business in the giftware, housewares, catering and garden markets. He will be sorely missed by his colleagues, business partners and customers, Bolsius adds.

International sales manager Alain Grillo will assume interim responsibility for UK operations.